Ship a small quantity of boxes or cases by sea or air from Melbourne
Looking to send a small quantity of personal effects boxes or bags to your overseas residence from Melbourne? Our international baggage service is perfect for the safe and cost effective transportation of personal quantities of clothing, books, sporting equipment and household goods.
Depending on the amount you wish to send, along with your final destination, we can arrange for your belongings to be transported by sea or air. This service is only available for higher volume countries popular with Australians. These include the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Europe, Scandanavia and the UAE.
Our excess baggage service includes:
- Providing you with appropriate export quality boxes to pack your possessions.
- Collecting your belongings from your Melbourne home, or receiving them at our warehouse.
- Security clearing your belongings (for possessions moved by air).
- Weighing and measuring your belongings.
- Ensuring your belongings clear customs at both ends of their journey.
- Covering your air or sea terminal charges.
- Delivering your belongings at your new residence.
Our excess baggage service is significantly more cost-effective than paying for airline excess baggage or arranging for your belongings to be moved by international courier.
Faster transit times
To save costs, many shipping companies will hold your belongings at their warehouse until they are able to fill an entire shipping container bound for your destination. This means that you may wait weeks, or even months, for your belongings to depart Australia.
We are committed to shipping your belongings quickly and effeciently, and offer a transit time guarantee for most international locations.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, there are a number of belongings that are prohibited, including LPG gas bottles, paints, aerosols and solvents.
A full list of prohibited items will be provided to you by your moving consultant.
Whilst it is unusual for items to be damaged or lost in transit, for your peace of mind we recommend that you take out transit insurance. To help you get the right cover, we have put together a cost-effective policy specifically designed to protect your belongings during transit and/or storage.
For shipments sent by sea the cost is calculated by volume (in square meters).
Air freight is calculated by 'chargeable weight' - the actual gross weight or the volumetric weight of the shipment - whichever is the greater.
To make matters more complicated, the formula for chargeable weight changes depending on the airline or air courier we partner with to ship your belongings.
In all cases, we move your belongings in the most cost-effective manner so to pass on the best possible price to you. Contact us to receive an accurate, no obligation quote.
Have another question? Call us on 1300 368 893 or visit our FAQs page.